Digital technologies as biomarkers, clinical outcomes assessment, and recruitment tools in Alzheimer's disease clinical trials

Michael Gold, Joan Amatniek, Maria C. Carrillo, Jesse M. Cedarbaum, James A. Hendrix, Bradley B. Miller, Julie M. Robillard, J. Jeremy Rice, Holly Soares, Maria B. Tome, Ioannis Tarnanas, Gabriel Vargas (+2 others)
2018 Alzheimer s & Dementia Translational Research & Clinical Interventions  
Digital technology is transforming the development of drugs for Alzheimer's disease and was the topic of the Alzheimer's Association's Research Roundtable on its May 23-24, 2017 meeting. Research indicates that wearable devices and unobtrusive passive sensors that enable the collection of frequent or continuous, objective, and multidimensional data during daily activities may capture subtle changes in cognition and functional capacity long before the onset of dementia. The potential to exploit
more » ... hese technologies to improve clinical trials as both recruitment and retention tools as well as for potential end points was discussed. The implications for the collection and use of large amounts of data, lessons learned from other related disease areas, ethical concerns raised by these new technologies, and regulatory issues were also covered in the meeting. Finally, the challenges and opportunities of these new technologies for future use were discussed.
doi:10.1016/j.trci.2018.04.003 pmid:29955666 pmcid:PMC6021547 fatcat:we46sl535jd33igukj5s5l5a7q